Cover: The Family in Soviet Russia, from Harvard University PressCover: The Family in Soviet Russia in E-DITION

The Family in Soviet Russia

Available from De Gruyter »

Product Details

E-DITION

$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674491656

Publication Date: 01/01/1968

381 pages

10 tables

World

Related Subjects

Harvard University Press has partnered with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their original publication. The 2,800 titles in the “e-ditions” program can be purchased individually as PDF eBooks or as hardcover reprint (“print-on-demand”) editions via the “Available from De Gruyter” link above. They are also available to institutions in ten separate subject-area packages that reflect the entire spectrum of the Press’s catalog. More about the E-ditions Program »

Drawing on Soviet accounts, published and unpublished Western materials, numerous interviews, and personal observations, H. Kent Geiger presents a study of the family in the USSR from the Revolution to the present. His analysis is pursued from several vantage points: the family unit as an idea and ideal, the family as a social institution in the context of a totalitarian society, and the family in terms of individual members’ opportunities and problems. This vivid portrait of Soviet life at the grass roots level touches upon dimensions of Soviet society, such as marital difficulties and class differences, which have previously been virtually unknown.

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America, by T. H. Breen, from Harvard University Press

Q&A with T. H. Breen, author of The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America

In most histories of the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers are foregrounded. In The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America, T. H. Breen recovers the forgotten history of our nation’s true founders—ordinary Americans. We spoke with him about what he discovered while writing the book, and what relevance it might have to today’s politics